Lahore, September 01, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated the Muslim Ummah and the Pakistani nation on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. In his message of felicitations, the Chief Minister has said that the religious festival of Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated throughout the world in remembrance of great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) which he gave for Allah’s blessings and benediction. He said that public service and participating the needy and the orphans in our joys is the real spirit and message of the Eid. And, the actual philosophy is to share its joys with the deprived segments and the impecunious strata of the society.
He said that Eid-day requires that the emotions of mutual love and affection be promoted by setting-aside differences. Today gives the message of working for the development of the country with the passions of brotherhood and unity and rising above self-interests. He said the process of sacrifice should not be limited to animals but the real sacrifice is to help the ailing humanity, selflessly serve the people in need and giving indigent strata an opportunity to share the moments of joy. We should not forget our brethren in need on this Eid-day and they should be accorded an opportunity so that they could equally share such joys. During the moments of joy and happiness on this Eid, such needy segments of the society deserve our attention, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the religion of Islam stresses for the inclusion of low income and destitute families in the moments of joy and added that we can achieve success in this life and hereafter by helping the needy people so that they could enjoy the joys of the Eid. We should also especially pray for security, prosperity and wellbeing of the country and the people on this Eid-ul-Azha. On this Eid, I especially pray to Almighty Allah for the prosperity and the wellbeing of the people and the country. He further said that we should also make a commitment to continue serving the needy and helpless people as a lifelong mission on this blissful day of Eid-ul-Azha.
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